The Zwickel family, of Shenandoah, is among those who've matched the $10,000 "family challenge" that has been presented to the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation. Zac and Amy Zwickel are shown here with sons Zayne (behind) and Seth while on a recent vacation. Read about their "match" and that of the Pat and Julie O'Hara family in a story right here. The family challenge was launched in September, 2019, by Bob and Kathy Sweeney, and you can read that first story by clicking here. The first family to step up to match the Sweeneys' challenge were Corby and Jean Fichter, and you can read about that in this story. By March 1, a total of 17 families have joined the challenge, and we hope to profile them all here in coming weeks.
Listen to our officers Corby Fichter and Star Ann Kloberdanz talk about
the foundation's 2019 success in this
interview by KMA's Brent Barnett
March 11, 2020
Corby Fichter, president of the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation, and Star Ann Kloberdanz, our secretary, were guests of Brent Barnett on the March 11 of KMA radio's "Morning Routine" show, to talk about the progress of the foundation in 2019 and what's coming up in 2020.
You can listen to that 5-minute interview by clicking right here.
COMING UP: Our second annual
“5K Run/Walk,” Memorial Day
morning in Shenandoah
March 23, 2020
If you're going to be in Shenandoah on Memorial Day weekend, make note on your calendars that the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation's second annual "5K Fun Run/Walk" will be held early on May 25 (Memorial Day morning), probably on the campus at Shenandoah High School.
The race, which is designed for all ages, will start at 8 a.m. All proceeds go to the education foundation. The ls will be announced here soon.
A bench outside Shenandoah High School.
Thanks to the SHS Class of 1969 for
a thoughtful donation after their
50-year reunion last fall
November 11, 2019
After the Shenandoah High School Class of 1969 gathered during the recent "Shenfest" celebration, the class made a $134 donation to the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation.
"We appreciate the foundation's mission and also the hard work the members contribute to accomplish it," wrote Linda Chesshire Haldane, a Class of '69 spokesperson.
By CORBY FICHTER
What a year 2019 was for the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation! A $250,000 donation, 17 pledges of $10,000 each in ly Challenge,” a partnership with the Jay Trust Fund,
and more good news!